Poverty Of Extreme Poverty And Hunger

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MDG Paper
1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger (“Extreme poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 1990”)
a. Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1.25 a day
i. Goal was met by 2010 ii. Since 1990, over 1 billion people have been lifted from extreme poverty iii. In 1990, almost 50% of people in developing nations lived on less than $1.25 a day. In 2015, it is only 14%.
b. Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
i. In 2015, 200 million workers world-wide lived below the poverty line ($1.25 a day) ii. “The “employment-to-population ratio”, or the proportion of the working-age population that is employed, has fallen from 62% in 1991 to 60% in 2015.” iii. Of young women and men aged 15-24, only forty percent are employed in 2015, whereas fifty percent were employed in 1991.
c. Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
i. “The proportion of undernourished people in the developing regions has fallen by almost half since 1990.”
2. Achieve Universal Primary Education (“Enrolment in primary education in developing regions has reached 91%”)
a. Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.
i. For primary education in developing nations, enrollment increased from 83% in 2000 to 91% in 2015. ii. Of primary school age children, 57 million were out of school in
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